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About Corte Madera CA

Il Fornaio is a popular Corte Madera restaurant, next to the Bay Club west of 101.
The Town Park is huge and features a state of the art playground.
Outdoor sports and activities are popular, due to the warm Corte Madera climate.
The Town Center in Corte Madera is a great place to shop and eat.
Corte Madera spans both sides of 101 Town Center is in the middle, The Village on the right.
This early 1900's shot looks north from Corte Madera Ave down onto what is now Stellar Spa.
Neil Cummins is one of Marin's finest elementary schools.
The Village Shopping Center is on the east side of 101, with Nordstrom and Macy's.

Corte Madera is a paradise for shoppers and nature lovers. The town is home to two of Marin County’s finest shopping centers – Town Center and The Village. Ring Mountain Preserve and the Corte Madera Reserve Sanctuary for Migrating Birds exemplify the commitment to preserving the area’s wildlife and habitat. Along with all the amenities of city living, Corte Madera captures the relaxed outdoor lifestyle of Marin with its lush open space and bordering wetlands and pleasant climate. Corte Madera CA occupies an area of four square miles of land, plus surrounding water tidelands. The town extends from San Francisco Bay on the east, across Highway 101, to Mount Tamalpais on the west. John Reed, the owner of the mill that supplied lumber to build the San Francisco Presidio, owned much of the land where Corte Madera now exists. In 1848, Pennsylvanian John Van Reynegom arrived with his family at Paradise Bay and found a spot to settle at the base of Christmas Tree Hill. His daughter Amelia married Frank Pixley who purchased his in-laws property and upon his death, Amelia began to sell off the parcels. Many of these early settlers were artists attracted to the climate and the good bay views from Christmas Tree Hill, where most of them built their homes.

Much of Corte Madera’s summer population remained after the 1906 earthquake and fire; ten years later the town was incorporated. The town was a small, sparsely populated community of snug, wooden bungalows until World War II, when thousands of shipyard workers streamed into the area to work at nearby Marinship. The postwar baby boom continued and population grew from 1,000 in 1940 to 8,200 in 1966. In the late 1960’s, the largely unchecked growth was a threat to the area’s fragile marshlands but inspired the birth of the town’s powerful environment movement. The Corte Madera Ecological Reserve, marshlands along the town’s northern bayfront, is the movement’s living, breathing monument. In Corte Madera you will find a blend of contrasts – from its rural, sprawling hillsides and bordering waterways to its cosmopolitan, fashionable homes and businesses.



  • Winter temperatures range from 41 to 67
  • Spring temperatures range from 65 to 80
  • Summer temperatures range from 72 to 93
  • Fall temperatures range from 70 to 92
  • Rainfall 55-65 days per year
  • Precipitation 42 inches per year